35 Years of Art

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Dan Nanamkin: preserving Indigenous culture

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato Methow Arts staff writer Storyteller, dancer, teacher, musician, author, and activist Dan Nanamkin is a member of the Chief Joseph Band of Wallaowa, Nez Perce, and Colville Confederated Tribes. Nanamkin, whose Native name means “Thunder and Lightning,” has been an advocate for Indigenous cultural arts since the 1900s, particularly in the area… [Read More]

Lynn Shelton: director, writer, editor, daughter

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato Methow Arts staff writer When director, editor, writer, and actor, Lynn Shelton died May 16, 2020 at the age of 54, the world lost a dynamic member of the arts community and Twisp River residents Mac Shelton and Frauke Rynd lost a beloved daughter. A graduate of the University of Washington’s School… [Read More]

The Methow River Poems of William Stafford

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato, Methow Arts staff writer Settled in scenic spots along the Methow River from Pateros to Washington Pass, the Methow River Poems invite readers to feel the grandeur of the watershed’s stark beauty through the words of the late Poet Laureate William Stafford. Seeking an alternative to the natural history interpretive signs the… [Read More]

Poems from the Earth Poetry Workshop with Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Sun, July 19, 2020 10am-12:30pm

Poems from the Earth: Finding our Way Home Poetry workshop taught on Zoom video by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez In this year commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let us invoke the words of Chief Seattle, “Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to… [Read More]

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